Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Accepting A Gift Doesn't Require Turning From Sins

Romans 6:23, “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

If I buy you a gift for your birthday, does your attitude toward anything matter? No. All you need to do is receive the gift. Eternal life is a free gift from God. You can simply take it by faith in Jesus Christ. If you need to have a changed of attitude toward sin, then it cannot be a gift. Behavior modification has nothing to do with the Gospel

I am so sick and tired of hearing corrupt preachers say that until you are ready to turn away from a lifestyle of sinning, you are not ready to be saved. That is bizarre!

Jesus paid for our gift of eternal life with His precious blood (1st Peter 1:18-19). IT IS A GIFT!!! You don't need to have a certain mindset to receive that gift, just simply take it! 

To help understand what the Gospel is and is not, compare it to a birthday present. Someone has already paid for it! All you need to do is accept it.

Sunday, September 12, 2021

What Does The Bible Mean To Judge One's Self?

1st Corinthians 11:31-32, “For if we would judge ourselves, we should not be judged. But when we are judged, we are chastened of the Lord, that we should not be condemned with the world.”

To judge one's self simply means that if we take care of the sin problem, then God won't have to. For example: 1st Thessalonians 4:6 warns that if we defraud any Christian brother God will avenge that sister or brother, “That no man go beyond and defraud his brother in any matter: because that the Lord is the avenger of all such, as we also have forewarned you and testified.” If we cheat someone out of money, commit adultery with their spouse, or whatever that offends them, we have an obligation to go make things right with them, which of necessity requires restitution (repayment) and reconciliation (apologizing) to restore harmony. 

This is why God says in Matthew Matthew 5:23-24, "Therefore if thou bring thy gift to the altar, and there rememberest that thy brother hath ought against thee; Leave there thy gift before the altar, and go thy way; first be reconciled to thy brother, and then come and offer thy gift.​"​ We cannot be right with God and wrong with man. At a bare minimum we ought to try to be at peace with all men, doing our part to be honest, undo our wrongs and seek forgiveness after we've made restitution and sought reconciliation. In many cases saying I'm sorry” is not enough. There needs to be repayment for damages caused and some form of penance made to the victims. It all depends on the circumstances.

Judging one's self means that we have done all that we can to right a wrong in our past, so that God doesn't have to do it for us. 2nd Corinthians 5:9-11 warns that we will all stand at the Judgment Seat Of Christ in eternity and give account for the good and the bad we've done in the body. 2nd Corinthians 5:9-11, “Wherefore we labour, that, whether present or absent, we may be accepted of him. For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad. Knowing therefore the terror of the Lord, we persuade men; but we are made manifest unto God; and I trust also are made manifest in your consciences. Here we learn that the believer's judgment will not be one of punishment for sins in criminal court, but of monetary loss of rewards in civil court for our lack of good character in Christ. 

If we fail to right our wrongs, then God will avenge those whom we have hurt (Romans 12:19-21). Hebrews 13:4 warns that God will judge all adulterers and whoremongers, but marriage is honorable in all. A believer must confess and forsake the sins in one's life to avoid God's judgement. Jesus has already paid for our sins, so there is no punishment, but we must still give account for the sins that we permit in our redeemed state, which will result in loss of rewards (1st Corinthians 3:15).

The Old Testament equivalent to 1st Corinthians 11:31-32 is found in Isaiah 55:7, “Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the LORD, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.This passage does NOT speak about salvation, which is by faith alone. Many preachers misinterpret this Scripture passage in the Old Testament. This verse speaks of national healing for the rebellious nation of Israel, which would be equivalent today to the Christian believer. The Church does not replace Israel, but we as God's saints are the chosen ones. We are the kings, priests and princes who shall reign with Christ a thousand years. Only those Jews and Gentiles alike who have been redeemed by faith in Jesus Christ are the true children of Abraham (Galatians 3:9-29). Galatians 3:9, “So then they which be of faith are blessed with faithful Abraham.

Saturday, September 11, 2021

The Way The Bible Came To Be Proves Its Divine Origin

2nd Timothy 3:15-17, “And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.”

I was thinking just now about how beautiful the Holy Bible is. There is no other book like it in the world. ...

“The Bible is no mere book, but a Living Creature, with a power that conquers all that oppose it.” —Napoleon

When men author a book, they simply write one book. But that is not how God gave His Word to mankind. The Lord gave some of it to Isaiah. He gave some of it to Moses. God gave some of it to Daniel the prophet, and to Joel He gave some, and to David and his son Solomon. God gave some of His inspired Words to Peter, James and John, and to Luke and Matthew. All toll, God gave 66 books of the Holy Bible to humanity through approximately 40 different authors.

And if that is not amazing enough dear friend, God gave those 66 books to holy men of old over a time period of approximately 1,500 years. Wow! That is super incredible.

And please also consider, that most of these 40 men never met each other. If they had known each other, it wouldn't have mattered, because they spoke different languages. They were greatly diversified in education, skills, background, ethnicity and culture. Daniel was a brilliant statesman. David was a poor shepherd boy who eventually became a king. Abraham was a herder of animals. Luke was a medical doctor. Matthew was a tax-collector. Peter and John were fishermen. God used these different men, who spanned 1,500 years of human civilization, to give us the individual books comprising the Holy Bible as we know it today.

The odds of such a thing being achieved by a generational conspiracy of men is not only astronomically improbable, but absolutely impossible!!! If men could have written the Bible, they wouldn't have; and if they would have, they couldn't have! 

But wait there's so much more! How did Isaiah know in 700 BC that Christ would be born of a virgin. Isaiah 7:14, “Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel. Here is the New Testament fulfillment of this wonderful Messianic Prophecy:

Matthew 1:20-23, “But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a dream, saying, Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost. And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins. Now all this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying, Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.

Christ was born of a virgin! Jesus had no earthly biological father. God Himself was Jesus biological Father in Heaven. That is why we properly call Jesus the “only begotten Son of God.” That is why I adamantly reject all these modern Devil's Bibles that remove the word “BEGOTTEN” from John 3:16 and 1st John 3:16, attacking the deity of our great Savior! John 1:12 teaches that every child of God is an adopted son of God. So for these modern Bible perversions to say that Jesus is God's “only son” is heresy! Jesus is GOD'S ONLY BEGOTTEN SON!!! And don't you forget it!

The Holy Bible contains 31% prophecy. The Muslim Koran contains ZERO prophecy! The perverse book of Mormon contains ZERO prophecy! Oh how divine is the inspired King James Bible that you hold in your hand dear saint of God!


Friday, September 10, 2021

Divorced People Are Not garbage

Galatians 6:1-3, “Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted. Bear ye one another's burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ. For if a man think himself to be something, when he is nothing, he deceiveth himself.

I am so sick of today's horrible pastors. Campus Church at Pensacola Christian College (PCC) is a swelling dead corpse of spiritual hypocrites, not a growing church that cares about hurting people and struggling sinners. They talk the talk, but they don't walk the walk.

Senior pastor Jeff Redlin made me feel like garbage in July of 2021 as a divorced person. Shame on him! Redlin enjoys his wife each night, but guys like me are just supposed to be alone for the rest of my life. That is what he told me. What a rotten religious hypocrite!!! Pastor Redlin is why many divorced Christians stay home and refuse to go to church anymore, because he makes them feel like second-class church members and outcasts. He needs to come down off his high-horse. It is clear to me that Pastor Redlin has no brokenness or humility. He gets paid an outrageous salary, which is all that matters to him in my humble opinion. If he really cared about people, then he wouldn't have shunned me as he did.

I wouldn't give you a dime for self-righteous pastors who don't have any compassion for divorced people. Pastor Redlin didn't speak one kind word of compassion for my hurting soul, he selfishly dissed me and went his merry way. That is why America is going to Hell today, because of pastors who merely pursue a career, but don't genuinely care about people. You cannot selectively care about people, which is what Redlin does, and then expect people to respect you as a pastor. I believe in Word of Mouth. If a pastor mistreats people, then he should be publicly exposed as a bad pastor! I can only speak for myself.

I wish these arrogant pastors could lose their wives, and be alone, then they would crawl on their hands and knees like babies begging for their wives back. But when it is you without a wife, they tell you to suffer and be alone because divorced people are not allowed to remarry. I pray and hope one day that Jeff Redlin's wife divorces him!!! Our churches are filled with stuck-up, arrogant, haughty, thuggish, proud, bullies for pastors. Campus Church in Pensacola, Florida reminds me of a religious cult when they ostracize divorced people! Pastors today don't give a damn about hurting people! 

If Pastor Redlin would have simply shown some compassion for my loss and suffering, and told me right away that Campus Church welcomes everybody, there wouldn't have been a problem, but he didn't do that. Instead, he never expressed one word of compassion for my suffering, neck pain, loss of marriage, hurting soul or difficult situation. I told him I was living out of a suitcase in a hotel, and was having difficulty from my neck pain, but he couldn't have cared less. He didn't care about anyone except himself. I have been praying for him, but as a senior pastor he needs to do a lot better. I wouldn't be writing this blog if I thought he gave a damn!

Galatians 6:3, “For if a man think himself to be something, when he is nothing, he deceiveth himself.Incompetent pastors like Jeff Redlin are living large. They've never truly been broken and humbled in life. They run scared, hide behind their wives, and criticize people like me who faithfully stand for THE TRUTH. I detest haughty pastors who think they are something. I know I am nothing. Jesus is the only good thing about me! You've got a bunch of self-righteous hypocrites in the PCC camp, including Jeff Redlin.

They need to fire him at Campus Church and bring in a senior pastor who genuinely cares about hurting people like me. Pastor Redlin made me feel like garbage because he is shallow and doesn't care about anybody except himself. What good that he does, he does to be seen of men, bragging on himself in the pulpit. That is so shallow! Well I am a testimony against him, that he mistreated me when I was hurting and pleaded for his help as a weaker brother in Christ. He left me beaten and bleeding on the ground, walking away in his sinful pride and Pharisaical snobbery. Pastor Jeff Redlin is no friend at midnight!

What You Don't Know Can Hurt You

Genesis 3:1-5, “Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made.  And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden? And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden: But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die. And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die: For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.

We know from John 8:44 that the Devil is a liar and the father of all liars! The Devil, Satan, is a murderer and the father of all murderers! John 8:44-45, “Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it. And because I tell you the truth, ye believe me not.Jesus said that the Devil has no truth in him, because he rejects THE TRUTH! Likewise, the Devil's children will also reject THE TRUTH when we give it to them.

There's a dirty little secret that few home owners know. Dear reader, if you own a home and pay for home-owner's insurance, you had better go read your policy and ask the insurance company if you have what is called a Replacement Clause in your policy. That means if your home burns down they have to replace your home. What many greedy and shady insurance companies do is charge you a bunch of money each year, but then when your home burns to the ground, they'll only pay you a small fraction of what it would actually cost to replace your home. You home might have a market value of $350,000. And to replace it would cost at least $250,000. But the dirty company will cut you a lowball check for $60,000 instead, citing that you didn't have a Replacement Clause in your policy. Go check and see for yourself!

Folks, the Devil is a dirty liar! Many attorneys are dirty liars and thieves! You cannot trust anybody when it comes to money. If it's not in writing it means NOTHING!!! You had better get it in writing, whatever it is, or you have no protections. Aren't you glad and thankful that our great and good God put all His promises in WRITING in the Holy Bible? I sure am thankful. That is why we read in Romans 3:4, “God forbid: yea, let God be true, but every man a liar; as it is written, That thou mightest be justified in thy sayings, and mightest overcome when thou art judged.We're got a bunch of false teachers going around today in the churches and Bible colleges, saying things that God did not say in His inspired Word. They are liars! Bob Jones University are liars!

The serpent (Satan) was more subtle than any creature and came to Eve. The serpent LIED to Eve by withholding information. What she didn't know would come back to forever haunt her! The sneaking serpent told Eve that if she disobeyed God she would become as God herself. In a sense she did become as God, being able to make her own decisions between good and evil from that sinful moment forward. But what the serpent DIDN'T TELL EVE was that dire consequences would accompany those new privileges. From now on Eve's protection was gone. From now on she would live and die by her own decisions, and that of her husband and sons when Adam sinned as well. Eve led her husband into sin, and he followed. Eve brought ruin, misery and destruction upon her entire family. This all happened because Eve was misled, uninformed and not told the WHOLE TRUTH!

Ladies and gentlemen, we live in a very dirty, dishonest and greedy society today in America! Realtors know their business inside and out, fully knowing what information to withhold from home buyers and sellers to cost you lots of money and cheat you. The laws can only go so far. Believe me, there are plenty of ways not covered by existing laws for realtors to cost you more money. The same is true of dirty, greedy and dishonest lawyers, which in my opinion include over 90% of lawyers! I don't like attorneys, any of them!!! The lawyers I have met were impatient, bullies and greedy, yet had a shady way of justifying it in their own ungodly minds.

The United States is a very crooked culture of honest thieves, truthful liars and faithful cheaters! Car rental agencies steal money from people within the confines of the law. They are what I justly call honest thieves”! We have a bunch of truthful liars in the pulpit today, like Pastor Marty Herron and Dr. Steve Pettit. Their corrupt preaching is full of half-truths. They propagate a perverse gospel of partial faith in Christ plus forsaking your sinning to be saved. Our homes are full of cheaters whom permit their spouses to commit adultery. They are faithful cheaters! Isaiah 5:20, “Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!

The serpent withheld vital information from Eve. Satan only told Eve what she wanted to hear, and what he wanted her to know. Had Satan told the whole truth, Eve would have ran away in fear for her life! We've got thousands of corrupt Calvinist pastors today (Adrian Rodgers, John Piper, Marty Herron, Gary Walton, Steve Pettit, Chuck Phelps, John MacArthur, Ray Comfort, Paul Washer, Charles Lawson, et cetera) who all pervert the Gospel of free grace. They only tell half the story! They make it sound so good and reasonable that you must forsake your sinful lifestyle to be saved, but they withhold the truth that salvation is solely by faith. They withhold the truth that the only purpose of God's law is to show men their sinnership (Romans 3:19-20). What you don't know can hurt you. In fact, what you don't know can damn your soul to the Lake of Fire forever and ever!!!

The churches of Galatia were happy and content in their heresy. They thought they had been taught the truth. They had been falsely told that circumcision was required to be saved (Galatians 3:1-3). They hadn't been told the truth by the cult who were misleading them that salvation is without the works of the law. The Apostle Paul told them THE WHOLE TRUTH! Friends, I am telling you THE WHOLE TRUTH! Your salvation is of the Lord. Your only part in salvation is to get out of the way and let Jesus save you! God ceased from His works and rested on the seventh day. The Sabbath is a picture of Christ in Whom we REST for eternal life. Hebrews 4:10-11, “For he that is entered into his rest, he also hath ceased from his own works, as God did from his. Let us labour therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief.

Friend, you know that we live in a counterfeit culture today. Revelation 12:9, “And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him. People are being deceived about everything from health, government, finances, the economy, money to religion. Anyone who has done research KNOWS that the 911 World Trade Center attacks were a blatant INSIDE JOB. Carefully planted bombs (thermite charges) brought those buildings down by controlled demolition. The planes crashing into them were just a decoy to create confusion. The hoax worked well, a lying wonder of Satan!

Our entire money system is based upon fraud. Since 1913 the Federal Reserve Act has removed all power over currency from Congress and given it to private greedy banksters! Our U.S. dollar as of 1972 had lost 82% of its spending power! The private banks literally determine how hard and long you have to work to pay for a house (your biggest asset) and everything else as well. It is fraud!!! The banks tamper with interest rates, which is how they raise your taxes without you even realizing it. Inflation is a tax ladies and gentlemen! Some of our faithful elected leaders have opened decried government fraud! Sadly, their wise voices have fallen on the deaf ears of indifferent, obese, lazy, lethargic, drug addicted, alcoholic, perverse, sin-loving, ungodly Americans! Sin always undermines any nation!!!

One reason I started my website ministry since 2002 is to help educate Christians. I wanted to make my website a bastion (a stronghold) of truth in cyberspace. I like to call my ministry websites “concentrated truth.” I didn't want to boggle down my websites with a bunch of boring documentation. Other websites already do that! I wanted to create a place on the internet that gets to the point, simplifies things, and always keeps Jesus Christ at the center of everything! Of course, my main goal has always been soulwinning, to preach the Gospel of free grace to a lost world that needs redemption through faith in Jesus Christ (Philippians 3:9).

What you don't know can hurt you! That is why Pastor Joel Osteen is so deadly. It's what he DOESN'T say that makes Osteen so dangerous. Look at the demonic servant Kanye West gettin' down dancing at Joel Osteen's Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas. That is not of God. Kanye West and Joel Osteen are of the Devil, which the All Seeing Eye seen in the video evidences. It is the occultist's way of saying to all other occultists: “Hey look everybody, the Devil has crept into the church! The New World Order is going strong, just as Alice Bailey plotted.” This is all by design folks! The diabolical Satanic plot for a New World Order has been in the planning for millennia since the Tower of Babel (Genesis 11:1-11).

The hundreds of English Bible revisions today are all a part of the Devil's New World Order, creeping fraud into the churches! I told you deception was everywhere! As believers we have the joy of the Lord. When Jesus is in the boat, you can smile at the storm!

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

The Time Is HERE When People Won't Endure Sound Doctrine

 2nd Timothy 4:1-4, “I charge thee therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom; Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine. For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.”

We are now living in those apostate times foretold in the Word of God, when people would no longer ENDURE SOUND DOCTRINE; but rather, HEAP TO THEMSELVES TEACHERS (take a look at Hillsong's list of derelict preachers), HAVING ITACHING EARS (i.e., only wanting to hear a positive message). Pastor Joel Osteen is one of the worst offenders...


Someone asked me today if we are supposed to prosper as Christians? They heard it from a TV preacher and wanted to know if this is Biblical. Here was my email response: 

Yes, that is true, God wants us to prosper, but that might mean ending up in a wheelchair with our legs cut off. What saith the Scripture? Hebrews chapter 11 has often been called The Hall Of Faith,” because it lists all the mighty works done throughout the Old Testament by the saints of God. By faith Noah moved with fear and built an ark. By faith David took a sling and went out to fight the giant Goliath. By faith Rahab hid the Jewish spies and helped them win the battle. By faith Abraham left his home country and sojourned in a strange land far away. But notice what we read starting in Hebrews 11:36...

Hebrews 11:36-40, “And others had trial of cruel mockings and scourgings, yea, moreover of bonds and imprisonment: They were stoned, they were sawn asunder, were tempted, were slain with the sword: they wandered about in sheepskins and goatskins; being destitute, afflicted, tormented; (Of whom the world was not worthy:) they wandered in deserts, and in mountains, and in dens and caves of the earth. And these all, having obtained a good report through faith, received not the promise: God having provided some better thing for us, that they without us should not be made perfect.”
BY FAITH some of God's children were sawn asunder. It is believed that wicked king Manasseh sawed his grandfather Isaiah into pieces. SOURCE. BY FAITH others were tormented, afflicted, slain with the sword, imprisoned, forced to hide in caves and killed. So we see that our FAITH can sometimes cost us dearly and get us into a lot of trouble! All of the disciples of Christ were martyred except John, who was marooned on the isle of Patmos where he penned the Revelation of Jesus Christ. So, in God's sight all of these dear saints who suffered, even unto death, were “PROSPEROUS.”

Here is more Scriptural proof...
1st Peter 1:6-9, “Wherein ye greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be, ye are in heaviness through manifold temptations: That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ: Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory: Receiving the end of your faith, even the salvation of your souls.”
The Bible calls our many afflictions, sufferings and trials for Christ MORE PRECIOUS THAN GOLD that perisheth. The benefits reaped by the trial of our faith are eternal rewards and joy in the Lord. God uses the hardships in our daily lives to conform us into the glorious image of Jesus Christ (Romans 8:29). When reprobates like Rick Warren, Joel Osteen, Pat Robertson and Joyce Meyer (to name but a few infidels) speak of health, wealth and prosperity, they are blaspheming the Word of God.

The popular health, wealth and prosperity Charismatic movement is of the Devil, rooted in greed. Take a look at what God says about these evil fakes in the pulpit today...

2nd Peter 2:1-3, “But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction. And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken ofAnd through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not.

We see several truths to take away from the preceding passage of Scripture:

First, THERE SHALL BE false teachers among you! There will never be a time when false teachers don't prey upon the people. The love of money is the root of all evil (1st Timothy 6:10).

Second, they will bring in DAMNABLE HERESIES, some even denying they Lord. Dr. Steve Pettit has brought DAMNABLE HEREIES into Bob Jones University!

Third, the Bible says that because of these religious clowns (by reason of whom), THE WAY OF TRUTH SHALL BE EVIL SPOKEN OF. This means millions of people are going to Hell someday because they were turned away from the Gospel by greedy televangelists and corrupt Bible colleges! Nothing has turned sincere people away from the truth of the Gospel as has the greedy health, wealth and prosperity crowd. Benny Hinn, Peter Popoff, Mike Murdock, Steve Pettit, Marty Herron, Steven Furtick are all greedy church parasites whose damnation slumbereth not!

Fourth, the Bible says that THROUGH COVETEOUSNESS shall they with subtle, insincere and deceptive words MAKE MERCHANDISE OF the people. Take a look at the Satanism promoted by The 700 Club! Pat Robertson and company claim to see people's cancer and brain tumors being healed through the TV. Of course, not one case of healing has ever been legitimately documented medically by their shady outfit. Yet, Pat Robertson's hoax of a ministry takes in over $600,000,000 each year! The 700 Club is of the Devil.

Fifth, God's judgment is already upon them, they are DAMNED ALREADY!

The time has come dear friends. THE TIME HAS COME when people will no longer tolerate sound doctrine. That is the real reason why Joel Osteen won't preach about Hell fire, damnation and brimstone, because he would be preaching to a very small crowd! He wouldn't be able to live in his multiple mansions anymore, or drive his luxury cars! Joel Osteen is a disgusting infidel who preys upon wicked people who refuse to listen to sound doctrine! Joel owns at least two homes. One is worth $2,900,000 and has 5,900 square feet in Houston. The other is worth $10,500,000 and has 17,000 square feet! That is sickening!!! How does that compare to John the Baptist or the humble Apostle Paul who needed to sew tents to supplement his income as a preacher? Joel Osteen is no friend of God and is an enemy of truth and righteousness!!!

I used to think that TV preachers were solely to blame for misleading the people. But then I realized that the Bible doesn't say that. The Bible teaches in our text passage that the time will come when people WILL NOT ENDURE SOUND DOCTRINE. Folks, there are godly preachers all across the United States today (e.g., Pastor Bob Gray Sr., Max Younce, Steven Anderson, Ralph Yankee Arnold, Clarence Sexton, Jeff Fugate, Roger Jimenez, et cetera). But Americans by large don't want to listen to those Bible preaching men of God! They want to hear infidels like Joel Osteen tell them how good they are. They want to hear Pat Robertson make empty promises of health, wealth and prosperity if you give them MONEY! They want to hear Joseph Prince speak in demonic tongues and take their money. They want to hear Benny Hinn make false promises of healing and wealth. Al of these FALSE TEACHERS share one thing in common, which is that they are all MULTI-MILLIONAIRES!!!

The problem is not just ungodly lying preachers today; but moreover, the hundreds of millions of ungodly people who empower them by financially supporting them and following their evil ways. The TIME IS HERE when people will not endure sound doctrine. Jeremiah 5:31, “The prophets prophesy falsely, and the priests bear rule by their means; and my people love to have it so: and what will ye do in the end thereof?

At Calvary

Luke 23:33, “And when they were come to the place, which is called Calvary, there they crucified him, and the malefactors, one on the right hand, and the other on the left.”
Years I spent in vanity and pride,
Caring not my Lord was crucified, 
Knowing not it was for me He died 
On Calvary. 
Mercy there was great, and grace was free; 
Pardon there was multiplied to me; 
There my burdened soul found liberty 
At Calvary.
Dear friend, if you use the Devil's modern Bible revisions, then “Calvary” may be an unfamiliar term to you, because they have completely removed this precious word from the text!!!
KING JAMES BIBLE (KJB) — Luke 23:33, And when they were come to the place, which is called Calvary, there they crucified him, and the malefactors, one on the right hand, and the other on the left.”

ENGLISH STANDARD VERSION (ESV) — Luke 23:33, “And when they came to the place that is called The Skull, there they crucified him, and the criminals, one on his right and one on his left.

NEW AMERICAN STANDARD BIBLE (NASB) — Luke 23:33, “And when they came to the place called The Skull, there they crucified Him and the criminals, one on the right and the other on the left.

NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION (NIV) — Luke 23:33, “When they came to the place called the Skull, they crucified him there, along with the criminals—one on his right, the other on his left.”
The skull?
Years I spent in vanity and pride,
Caring not my Lord was crucified, 
Knowing not it was for me He died 
On the Skull. 
Mercy there was great, and grace was free; 
Pardon there was multiplied to me; 
There my burdened soul found liberty 
At the Skull.
Really folks? Really?

Here is another good reason to trash your modern trashy Bible revision. They are trash! Please, if you have a modern Bible version, toss it right into your garbage pail. Spit on it! Rip some pages out of it! Urinate on it if you want! But please don't leave it lying around your home for your loved ones to find, anymore than you would leave arsenic or cyanide rat poison lying around your home. I keep a few false Bibles on hand for reference, and I literally took a thick black permanent marker and wrote in bold letters front and back on the covers: POSION!!! You say, “You desecrated a Bible?” No, I safeguarded a poisonous text! I do that just in case I suddenly die and someone inherits my book collection. I don't want anyone else to get poisoned who may be unlearned.

Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Why Repentance Is Not An Issue To Worry About

We've got a bunch of preachers all drawing their own lines on what repentance means. But we don't need to do that! We already KNOW what it means: "A CHANGE OF MIND." Repentance and believing happen at the same time! I love what Spurgeon said:
“Repentance will not make you see Christ; but to see Christ will give you repentance. You may not make a Christ out of your repentance, but you must look for repentance to Christ. The Holy Ghost, by turning us to Christ, turns us from sin. Look away, then, from the effect to the cause, from your own repenting to the Lord Jesus, who is exalted on high to give repentance.” —Pastor Charles Spurgeon; “All Of Grace,” Chapter 11 - “Alas! I Can Do Nothing”
We have heard that "turning from sin" is so awful, horrible and unbiblical that we freak out at the very mention of the term. But repentance is a turn (a change of mind). I think Pastor Harry Ironside (1876-1951) nailed it 100% correct:
“Which comes first, repentance or faith? In Scripture we read, 'Repent ye, and believe the gospel.' Yet we find true believers exhorted to 'repent, and do the first works.' So intimately are the two related that you cannot have one without the other. The man who believes God repents; the repentant soul puts his trust in the Lord when the Gospel is revealed to him. Theologians may wrangle over this, but the fact is, no man repents until the Holy Spirit produces repentance in his soul through the truth. No man believes the Gospel and rests in it for his own salvation until he has judged himself as a needy sinner before God. And this is repentance.” (Except Ye Repent, p. 16)
I have no problem with repentance as turning from sin in the limited sense of a man turning to Christ from the condemnation that sin brings, which is death. That is what Dr. John R. Rice (1895-1980) meant in this quote:
There are those hyper-dispensationalists who think that John the Baptist preached a different Gospel from Christ when he commanded repentance (Matt. 3:2). But it is the same repentance Jesus commanded in Matthew 4:17, in Luke 13:3 and 5, and the same repentance that Paul preached in Athens that God “now commandeth all men every where to repent” (Acts 17:30 31). Repentance is not a different plan of salvation from having faith: it is part of the same plan of salvation. Or rather repentance is simply another way of describing or looking at the plan of salvation. One who turns from sin to God has done so by trusting in Jesus Christ. A change of mind toward sin is necessarily involved in saving faith. [emphasis added] SOURCE: Evangelist John R. Rice, “Acts: Filled With The Spirit,” pp. 251-252; Sword Of The Lord, Murfreesboro, Tennessee; ©1963
Dr. Rice understood that believing on Christ IS TO TURN FROM SIN. I have no problem with that! But this is not what most preachers mean today when they tell you to repent “OF YOUR SINS” or “TURN FROM YOUR SINS.” They all draw the line in different places. Some say you must literally cease from a lifestyle of sinful behavior (this is what Bob Jones University teaches). Others say that you must only be willing to turn from sin (that is what Jack Chick and David Cloud teach). And then some preachers, like Phil Kidd and Sam Adams, teach that you didn't get saved unless you're life has visibly changed. Folks, we don't need to draw any lines, thankfully, because getting saved does not involve our attitude toward forsaking sin in our life, not one bit. Getting saved has nothing to do with your behavior, neither before or after you get born-again. Salvation is exclusively of the Lord (Jonah 2:9). Our part is only to BELIEVE. John 6:47, “Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me hath everlasting life.”

Oh foolish preachers! The Bible plainly teaches that the only purpose of the law in salvation is to give men THE KNOWLEDGE OF SIN!!! Repentance is a change of mind toward God, so that you BELIEVE ON THE LORD JESUS CHRIST to be saved (Acts 16:30-31). You don't need to forsake the world, promise to do better in the future, turn away from your sinful ways, or turn over a new leaf to receive God's FREE GIFT (Romans 5:15). Jesus Christ made the payment for your sins on the cross. Salvation is strictly a matter of admitting you are a guilty sinner and accepting Jesus' sacrifice on the cross as full payment for your sins. That's it dear friend! FOR BY THE LAW IS THE KNOWLEDGE OF SIN!!! ...
Romans 3:19-20, “Now we know that what things soever the law saith, it saith to them who are under the law: that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God. Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin.”
Repentance only involves our attitude toward our legal status in God's court system. We think differently toward God. We stop boasting of our own self-righteous WORKS and REST in Christ alone. The Bible says we are GUILTY! That is exactly what Romans 3:19 teaches, and is the very purpose for which the Old Testament law was given. Christ has already made the payment for our crimes. God the Father is our eternal Judge. To Be saved we must receive Christ's payment. We do this by faith, simply by taking God at His Word as recorded in the Holy Bible. Our attitude toward committing further sins has absolutely NOTHING to do with the fact that Jesus has already made full payment for our crimes. I wish preachers would understand this great Bible truth! JESUS PAID IT ALL!!!

God gave the law to silence every mouth, so that every human being would BECOME GUILTY before God (Romans 3:19-20). Repentance is a change of mind that causes a man to BELIEVE ON THE LORD JESUS CHRIST TO BE SAVED. Pastor Sam Adams gets that 100% correct, but then he goes horribly astray by making repentance something more, claiming that it involves a strong desire to forsake one's sins. Clearly we know that this is not Bible repentance, because it requires a sinner to commit to reform to be saved. This goes far beyond giving “THE KNOWLDGE OF SIN,” which is the sole purpose of God's law in salvation. Repentance is entirely a matter of “acknowledging of the truth
” (2nd Timothy 2:25b).
"Repentance is the recognition of my sinnership — the owning before God that I am as vile as He has declared me to be in His holy Word." SOURCE: Except Ye Repent, by Dr. Harry Ironside, chapter 3
The Bible doesn't recognize repentance as being an act different from believing. So we don't need to worry about it. If you know you are a sinner in need of salvation, that is all you need to know. Simply believe that Christ died on the cross for your sins. Believe that He was buried and three days later Christ bodily resurrected (1st Corinthians 15:1-4). If that is your only hope for Heaven you are saved eternally.

Beware Of Evangelist Leonard Ravenhill's Counterfeit Gospel

Galatians 4:16-17, “Am I therefore become your enemy, because I tell you the truth? They zealously affect you, but not well; yea, they would exclude you, that ye might affect them.”

Kindly said, in the following sermon video clip Evangelist Leonard Ravenhill (1907-1994) is corrupting the Word of God and misleading people by confusing sanctification with justification. ...

Repentance, Regeneration, and the Glory of God

I admire Ravenhill's zeal but it is misguided zeal at best. Galatians 4:16-17, “Am I therefore become your enemy, because I tell you the truth? They zealously affect you, but not well; yea, they would exclude you, that ye might affect them.” We read the same thing concerning the Jews in the Holy Bible:
Romans 10:1-4, “Brethren, my heart's desire and prayer to God for Israel is, that they might be saved. For I bear them record that they have a zeal of God, but not according to knowledge. For they being ignorant of God's righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God. For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth.”
The Jews were devout worshippers in the Apostle Paul's time. Even today in 2021 religious Jews are very devout, loyal and diligent in their commitment and worship of their God of Judaism. Unfortunately, today just like back in Bible days, the Jews have a zeal without knowledge! They were going about to establish THEIR OWN RIGHTEOUSNESS!!!

We still see this salvation by works heresy everywhere today, appearing in its various forms. What Leonard Ravenhill is preaching is the same Calvinistic garbage that Paul Washer, Ray Comfort, John MacArthur, Marty Herron, Steve Pettit and other infidels of the Christ faith preach! Dear reader, right words matter! Right doctrine matters! The Truth matters!!! I am so sick and tired of hearing pastors, churches and Bible colleges claim to believe that THE TRUTH is important, while they hobnob with Pastor John MacArthur and Bob Jones University (BJU) that bids him 100% Godspeed!!! It is WICKEDNESS!!! BJU needs to be marked and avoided (Romans 16:17-18).

Pilgrim's Progress author John Bunyan (1628-1688) said it best:
“If you do not put a difference between justification wrought by the man Christ without and sanctification wrought by the Spirit of Christ within, you are not able to divide the Word aright; but contrariwise, you corrupt the Word of God, and cast stumbling blocks before the people.” —Evangelist John Bunyan
I agree with Leonard Ravenhill in the preceding sermon clip that likely less than 5% of professed Christians in America are truly born-again, but it is not because of easy-believism—it is because of false religion, misunderstood repentance, Calvinism (aka, "Lordship" salvation), false Bibles and shoddy presentations of the Gospel. Evangelist Alexander Marshall (1846-1928) had repentance right doctrinally:

What do you mean? “I am not sorry enough for my sins.”

And if you were very sorry, would God be more willing to save you than He is now? “I think so.”

Then you are completely mistaken.

“But does it not say, unless we repent we shall perish?”

Yes; but what do you think is the Scriptural significance of “repentance”? If you say “sorrow for sin” you are wrong. It does not mean sorrow for sin: it means a CHANGE OF MIND (Matt. 21:29). This change will doubtless produce sorrow; but sorrow and repentance are two very different things (Heb. 12:17. margin, and II Cor. 7:9). When God calls on you to “repent, and believe the Gospel,” He wishes you to lay aside your wrong thoughts, and believe the glad tidings that He proclaims to you. Formerly you may have imagined that you were required to feel very sorry before being saved. Change your mind. You may have supposed you must first “feel” some great change in order to know you were saved. Change your mind. First believe in God's great love to you, as revealed in His gospel, and you will KNOW that you have eternal life (John 5:24).

SOURCE: The Horrible Misrepresentation Of Evangelist Alexander Marshall

Yes, that is excellent. Mr. Marshall is 100% correct! Yet, some unlearned and/or heretical person changed his tract, completely removing the preceding section on repentance from the work. Marshall plainly says that sinners are saved by BELIEVING THE GOSPEL, that is, he says, “to lay aside your wrong thoughts [Repentance], and believe the glad tidings [Gospel] that He proclaims to you.”

What I just shared with you from Alexander Marshall is drastically different than what Leonard Ravenhill is preaching! There are not two Gospels. Galatians 1:6-7, “I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel: Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ.” I am sick and tired of today's haughty self-righteous preachers placing demands upon lost sinners which God Himself does not place upon them.

Nowhere in the Word of God are we told that to be saved a person must repent “of your sins.” Repent, yes, but of one's unbelief. Since the only sin that can keep a person out of Heaven is UNBELIEF, then that is the only sin which you need to change your mind about to be saved. As we just read, Alexander Marshall said it very well. Hebrews 4:2, “For unto us was the gospel preached, as well as unto them: but the word preached did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in them that heard it.” Carefully notice that it wasn't their refusal to repent of their sins that caused the Jews to perish in the Wilderness, it was their lack of FAITH in the Gospel.

Dear friend, beware of these corrupt well-meaning preachers today who pressure people to give up your sinning to receive God's gift of eternal life. Hello all you Calvinists, it is a “GIFT.” Somewhere along the way the concept of a gift has been lost in evangelical circles. In classic Satanic deception, false teachers will insist that eternal life is still a free gift without works, but if you're life hasn't changed you didn't really get saved. What a contradiction! A “gift means that once I take it, then it is mine forever and the manner of lifestyle I choose to live has absolutely NOTHING to do with whether I received the gift or not! Romans 6:23, “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

The Bible doesn't call eternal life a trade, exchange or something that will cost us anything! Pastor John MacArthur says eternal life is a trade, an exchange. Boy, he sure was inspired by demons when MacArthur called eternal life an exchange! And then there is Evangelist Billy Graham, who horribly said that eternal life will cost you something! What is all this nonsensical talk about exchanging, trading and costing us to be saved? 
“Now you say, 'Brother Hyles, you make an issue.' You dead sure better know I'll make an issue!” BATTLE OF THE AGES (MP3, Dr. Jack Hyles, “The King James Bible crowd is going to come out on top!”)
And I'll make an issue too, bless God! Right doctrine matters!!! All these ignorant preachers running around today telling people to repent “OF THEIR SINS didn't get that from the inspired King James Bible. Repentance is nothing more than you acknowledging before a holy God that you are a guilty sinners, so that seeing your need you'll BELIEVE ON THE LORD JESUS CHRIST and be saved. Acts 16:30b-31, “Sirs, what must I do to be saved? And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.” Nothing more is required or permissible. Salvation is by faith alone!

Repentance is automatically included with believing. Repentance and faith are two sides of the same coin. That is why in the beautiful Gospel of John we find the word “believe” mentioned 88 times, but the word “repent” is not found even once. The Gospel of John is God's Gospel tract to humanity, written to show all men the simple way of salvation through faith in the GOOD NEWS of Christ crucified on a cross, buried and bodily risen three days later. John 20:31, “But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name.” Simply believe oh guilty sinner and you will be immediately, irrevocably and forever born-again!!!

Monday, September 6, 2021

Pastor Sam Adams Counterfeit Plan Of Salvation

Mark 1:14-15, Now after that John was put in prison, Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God, And saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel. Acts 20:21, “Testifying both to the Jews, and also to the Greeks, repentance toward God, and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ.” 2nd Timothy 2:25-26, “In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth; And that they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, who are taken captive by him at his will.”

Pastor Sam Adams is the senior pastor of Independent Baptist Church in Ocala, Florida. Pastor Adams is guilty of corrupting the Word of God. I humbly do not believe that Sam Adams is a born-again Christian. Pastor Adams is arrogant, cocky and woefully ignorant of the Scriptures, just like Pastor John MacArthur. In the following quote from Sam Adams he calls those who disagree with his theology “pseudo-Baptists” (false Baptists). Here is what his church website errantly says:

Further, contrary to another associated heresy prevalent among those same pseudo-Baptists, the repentance required for salvation most certainly DOES mean TURNING FROM SIN, and consequently turning to the only remedy for our sin, the Lord Jesus. We are not saved by works or by ceasing from sin; but until a man understands the seriousness of his sin and its terrifying consequences, and therefore desires to be free from his sin, he will not be prepared to truly come to Christ or be truly converted. The commands of the Lord Jesus are clear: “that REPENTANCE and remission of sins SHOULD BE PREACHED in his name among all nations” (Luke 24:47), and further as Paul preached on Mars Hill; that God now “commandeth all men everywhere to repent.” Repenting IS believing. [emphasis added] SOURCE

It ceases to amaze me how dishonest the proponents of LORDSHIP salvation are! God gave us an entire book of the Bible for the specific purpose of showing man the way of salvation. That book is the blessed Gospel of John. John 20:31, “But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name. In the Gospel of John we find the word “believe” mentioned 88 times, but the word “repent” is not mentioned even once. That speaks volumes! It is clear to see that the man who BELIEVES HAS REPENTED. If repentance were a separate act from believing, then the Bible would have said so in the Gospel of John.

Now, Pastor Sam Adams is very subtle and cleverly deceptive! He readily admits that “Repenting IS believing”; yet he still insists that repentance means TO TURN FROM SIN. That is double-speak. In one breath Adams says repentance and faith are inseparable (and he is 100% correct). But then he goes 100% astray by teaching that a person must desire to be freed from living a life of sin to be saved. That is damnable heresy! Nowhere in the Bible are we required to forsake a lifestyle of sin to receive God's free gift of eternal life.

The big problem with the idea of “turning” is that one preacher draws the line somewhere different than the next preacher. Who are you or I to draw any lines? The Greek word from which our English word “repent” in the Bible comes is metanoia, which simply means “a change of mind.” The verb form metanoeo means “to think differently.” So in the sense of changing one's mind repentance DOES mean to turn around. But it is a turning from unbelief to belief to be saved. We know that it cannot mean anything more than a change of mind unto the Gospel itself, because then it would involve works if it did.

Pastor Sam Adams Is A Wolf In Sheep's Clothing (Matthew 7:15)

Most of what Pastor Adams says is correct, but then he goes horrible astray when he embellishes the definition of Bible repentance to mean that he desires to be free from sin.” No, that is wrong! The only thing that a man needs to desire to be freed from is the penalty of sin, which is death and Hell (the second death - Revelation 21:8). Romans 6:23, “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Here is what you must know to be saved:

  • WHO Jesus is - He is the only begotten Son of God, the Christ.
  • WHAT Jesus did for you - He died on the cross for your sins, was buried and three days later Jesus bodily resurrected from the dead.
  • WHY Jesus did it - You and I are guilty sinners in the sight of our holy God. Since we have no righteousness of our own to offer God the Father, and God requires 100% sinless perfection to enter into Heaven, we need a Savior. Jesus is the sinless Lamb of God. He paid our sin debt, so God could give us His righteousness by faith.

In a horrible corrupt sermon titled: True Salvation = LORDSHIP Salvation,” Adams sinfully teaches:
The greatest need for any sinner is to have his sins blotted out, but a man will never have the pardon of sin while he is in love with his sin. There must be a hatred of sin, a loathing of it, a turning from it. Repentance is a revolution in dealing with our attitude and view toward sin and righteousness. Repentance is not something that one does with his hands but is an inward attitude of the soul. Sin must become in the eyes of the sinner exceedingly sinful and that's when you come to Christ for salvation. ...and so if you came to Jesus thinking you can hold on to your sins, you came to the wrong Jesus!” [emphasis added] —“True Salvation = LORDSHIP Salvation” (Easy-Believism Refuted)

What a false message of bondage Sam Adams is preaching! Adams is guilty of perverting God's grace and preaching another gospel which is accursed (Galatians 1:6-9). 

Pastor Harry Ironside (1876-1951) well understood the Gospel and repentance. Read what Pastor Ironside correctly states about repentance in chapter 16 of his book, EXCEPT YE REPENT . . .

“In all that I have written I have failed completely to express what was surging up in my soul if I have given anyone the impression that I think of repentance as something meritorious which must be produced in man by self-effort ere he is fit to come to God for salvation.” Dr. Harry Ironside, a quote from chapter 16, THE PREACHING THAT PRODUCES REPENTANCE, from his timeless classic book, EXCEPT YE REPENT.

Repentance “From Sins” For Salvation is Not Biblical

There are only a few references in the Bible where the word “repentance” is used with sin. The Bible usually speaks of “the remission of sins,” but never commands anyone to repent from sins to be saved. Search the Bible and you will find that “repentance” is almost always mentioned with salvation, but it never tells us that forsaking sinful bad habits is the way to be saved. Ceasing from sin is self-righteousness. The truth is that God's indwelling Holy Spirit begins to change us when we get saved. This means a lifetime of being sanctified by the Holy Spirit. Getting saved happens in a moment of time by trusting Jesus Christ, but becoming Christlike takes a lifetime. That's how it's supposed to work.

In sharp contrast, false prophets mandate change as a requirement to be saved. They “frontload the Gospel,” that is, they require all the traits of a mature Christian upfront as a condition of salvation. They're trying to do God's job instead of letting the Holy Spirit work. God changes lives, not we ourselves. Man trying to change himself is reformation, not regeneration. Our part is simply to “believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shalt be saved” (Acts 16:30-31). To demand that a person change (i.e., forsake the world and sinful living) to be saved is a false Gospel of self-righteousness. Eternal life is a free gift (Romans 5:15; 6:23), paid for by Jesus' precious blood (1st Peter 1:18-19). Please listen to the awesome MP3 sermon by Pastor Ralph Yankee Arnold, “Caught Between Grace And Works.”

The entire concept of Lordship Salvation is based in human effort. Most of our evangelical churches today have bought into the lie that it's not enough to believe the Gospel of Jesus Christ to be saved. The “Gospel” is that Jesus Christ DIED on the cross for our sins, He was BURIED, and He bodily RESURRECTED from the dead three days later (1st Corinthians 15:1-4). If you receive Christ's sacrifice on the cross as full payment for your sins, then you are saved.

But don't I have to repent? Yes, of course! Biblical repentance is “a change of mind” that causes a person to believe the Gospel. Repentance is NOT a desire to stop sinning. Repentance is realizing that you are a guilty SINNER, so you believe the Gospel and are saved. Repentance is changing your mind about whatever was previously hindering you from completely resting in Christ for salvation.

Repentance is not a separate event from faith, although they are not the same thing. Here is the best quote that I've found on repentance, by Dr. Harry A. Ironside (1876-1951):
“Which comes first, repentance or faith? In Scripture we read, 'Repent ye, and believe the gospel.' Yet we find true believers exhorted to 'repent, and do the first works.' So intimately are the two related that you cannot have one without the other. The man who believes God repents; the repentant soul puts his trust in the Lord when the Gospel is revealed to him. Theologians may wrangle over this, but the fact is, no man repents until the Holy Spirit produces repentance in his soul through the truth. No man believes the Gospel and rests in it for his own salvation until he has judged himself as a needy sinner before God. And this is repentance.” (Except Ye Repent, p. 16)
The only thing that we need to repent from to be saved is UNBELIEF. Do we have to realize our sinful condition to be saved? Of course, yes! But there is not one verse in the entire Bible which requires a person to forsake sin to be saved. Nor does the Bible give anyone God's permission to commit sin just because they are saved (Romans 3:31). Every time Jesus forgave someone and healed them, it was only AFTERWARDS that He said: “Go and sin no more.” John 5:14, "Afterward Jesus findeth him in the temple, and said unto him, Behold, thou art made whole: sin no more, lest a worse thing come unto thee." 

Repentance simply means “a change of mind.” Believers change our minds every day about all kinds of things, including the sins in our life. Repenting of sins throughout one's Christian life is solely a matter of DISCIPLESHIP, not SALVATION. It is a matter of growing in the Lord's grace (1st Peter 2:2), as we yield to the Holy Spirit's leading in obedience to the Holy Scriptures (2nd Corinthians 10:5). I love this helpful quote from Evangelist John Bunyan (1628-1688):
“If you do not put a difference between justification wrought by the man Christ without and sanctification wrought by the Spirit of Christ within, you are not able to divide the Word aright; but contrariwise, you corrupt the Word of God, and cast stumbling blocks before the people.” [emphasis added] —Evangelist John Bunyan
Pastor Sam Adams corrupts the Word of God and casts stumbling blocks before the people!

We don't give up our sins to become a Christian (Romans 3:20); rather, we forsake our sins because we are a Christian (Romans 12:1-2). There are no prerequisites or conditions for salvation (Galatians 3:2). God will save any guilty sinner who trusts the GOOD NEWS of Jesus Christ crucified, buried and risen from the dead (Romans 10:13). John 6:37, “All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out.”

(new Bibles, new repentance, new Gospel)

Once a person is saved, they begin to grow in grace by nurturing on the milk of God's Word (1st Peter 2:2). As a believer grows in the Lord, he or she is convicted by God's indwelling Holy Spirit. The blessed Holy Spirit works in that person's heart. Thus, we begin to see the “FRUIT” of the Holy Spirit (Galatians 5:22-25). A changed life is the FRUIT of the indwelling Holy Spirit, and NOT a prerequisite to salvation or a part of saving-faith. Proponents of Lordship Salvation place the cart before the horse and have it all backwards. They frontload the Gospel, requiring mature aspects of a believer's life upfront. This is not the Gospel, it is damnable heresy!

In Mark 1:4, John the Baptist speaks of “...repentance for the remission of sins”; NOT “repentance of sins.” Acts 20:21 reads... “Testifying both to the Jews, and also to the Greeks, repentance toward God, and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ." Notice that Biblical repentance is “TOWARD GOD.” In Acts 11:21 we read, “And the hand of the Lord was with them: and a great number believed, and turned unto the Lord.” So you see, in the Bible “repentance” was always “TOWARD GOD,” never from sin. A man may have to repent from the denial of his sins, so that he will BELIEVE THE GOSPEL, but there is no Biblical requirement to “turn from sins” to be saved.

Consider the following quote by the mighty man of God, Dr. Harry Ironside (1876-1951)...
"Repentance is the recognition of my sinnership—the owning before God that I am as vile as He has declared me to be in His holy Word." —Except Ye Repent, Dr. Harry Ironside, chapter 3
Pastor Ironside is correct—repentance is simply realizing that one is a guilty, dirty, rotten, hopeless sinner in God's eyes. This is why we need a Savior. Repentance is simply seeing your need oh sinner! Thankfully, Jesus paid the price with His own literal precious blood (1st Peter 1:18,19; Hebrews 9:12).

Repentance is the admission that I am as guilty a sinner as a holy God hath declared me to be in His Holy Word (Romans 3:19). This is Biblical repentance, turning to the Lord. It is ludicrous for anyone to teach that a lost sinner must give up their sins to be saved. As we saw with Lot and Samson in the Old Testament, and Demas and Peter in the New Testament, not all believers always live for God. Jesus even called the apostle Peter, “Satan” (Matthew 16:23).

Christian author Michael Patrick Bowen states in his excellent book titled, “I NEVER KNEW YOU,” on page 114...
“Repent, as Christ meant it to be in terms of salvation, means to change your mind from trusting in what you can do for God to trusting only in what He can do for you.” —Michael Patrick Bowen, a quote from the awesome book, “I NEVER NEW YOU” (Page 114)
The beloved Pastor Bob Gray Sr. of the Longview Baptist Temple church in Texas correctly preaches . . .
“Repentance means to change your mind—change your mind—change your mind about how you want to get to Heaven to what God says you've got to do to get to Heaven. If you've got to repent of all your sins, you're still headed for Hell tonight.” —Pastor Bob Gray Sr., a quote from the awesome MP3 sermon, Why You Should Be A Part Of A Growing Church
Pastor Sam Adams is a false teacher and wicked slanderer. He is not a child of God, evidenced by his perverse understanding of how to get to Heaven. It is clear from listening to his sermon that he is jealous of Pastor Jack Hyles, because he keeps mentioning the big buildings, large attendances and high number of converts and baptisms. Pastor Adams attacks the simplicity that is in Christ (2nd Corinthians 11:3-4). 

“We're not going to win any souls to Christ, by telling them that they don't need to repent of their sin. We're not going to bring anyone to true salvation by deceiving them into believing they can hold on to their sin. They can remain in their sin. By telling them that all they have to do is say a sinner's prayer, repeat the prayer after me, come to church and be baptized and you'll be saved” —Pastor Sam Adams, “True Salvation  = LORDSHIP Salvation” (Easy-Believism Refuted)

Adams idiotically calls Pastor Hyles preaching: “Hyles' false gospel.” Dear reader, please listen to this beautiful sermon by Dr. Jack Hyles called: “Fundamentalist Heresy” to learn for yourself what Brother Hyles believed and taught that a lost sinner must do to get to Heaven. As you will quickly learn, Sam Adams is a lying deceiver and false accuser!!!

Pastor Adams further heretically states:

We cannot receive what Jesus gives us and refuse Who Jesus is. You can't receive His free gift of salvation if we don't receive Him as Lord, because He is Lord. The point of today's message is that you cannot separate saving faith from submission to Christ's Lordship.” —Pastor Sam Adams, “True Salvation  = LORDSHIP Salvation” (Easy-Believism Refuted)

What a mess! What gross theological incompetence!!! Sam Adams is a child of the Devil. Pastor M.R. DeHaan (1891-1965) makes this beautiful observation:

"There is a vast difference between coming to Jesus for salvation and coming after Jesus for service. Coming to Christ makes one a believer, while coming after Christ makes one a disciple. All believers are not disciples. To become a believer one accepts the invitation of the Gospel, to be a disciple one obeys the challenge to a life of dedicated service and separation. Salvation comes through the sacrifice of Christ; discipleship comes only by sacrifice of self and surrender to His call for devoted service. Salvation is free, but discipleship involves paying the price of a separated walk. Salvation can't be lost because it depends upon God's faithfulness, but discipleship can be lost because it depends upon our faithfulness." —Pastor M. R. DeHaan, Hebrews; Zondervan Publishing House, 1959 (p. 117)

At 24:30 in his awful sermon, Pastor Adams attacks Pastor Jack Hyles (1926-2001), horribly accusing him of preaching a false gospel, which is essentially the same as saying that he went to Hell to burn forever. No, Sam Adams is the unsaved fool. In his wicked sermon Sam Adams slanders Dr. Jack Hyles, unjustly calling him a lifetime unrepentant adulterer. In this 1989 sermon you can hear Pastor Hyles deny the allegations against him, exposing his neo-evangelical enemies as liars! There is no evidence to support those slanderous accusations. SHAME ON SAM ADAMS for spreading gossip and unfounded rumors. It is clear to me that Pastor Sam Adams is a bitter angry man who hates anybody who disagrees with his Satanic Calvinist theology.

The purpose of God's law is to show humanity our SINNERSHIP, so that we would see our guilty condition and need for the blessed Savior. Repentance is seeing that need:

Romans 3:19-20, “Now we know that what things soever the law saith, it saith to them who are under the law: that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God. Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin.

False teachers like Sam Adams require that you forsake your sins as a condition of receiving God's gift of eternal life; but God only requires that you come as a needy sinner so that you will BELIEVE in His only begotten Son to have all your sins eternally forgiven. Isn't the latter so much better? You better believe it is! The latter is THE TRUTH.

Jesus paid our debt of sin. When you come to Christ to be saved, God instantly seals you with His Holy Spirit (Ephesians 1:13-15), and the wonderful Holy Spirit begins to work on our life (1st John 3:24), sanctifying you and me with THE TRUTH of the inspired Word of God (John 17:17). God is not an absent parent (Hebrews 12:6-8). My heart breaks for the victimized people being deceived at the incompetent hands of Pastor Sam Adams.

Dear friend, we are at ugly war in our churches and Bible colleges today over the inspiration of God's Word, over the Bible meaning of repentance, over the free grace Gospel. Won't you please join the fight! After the 911 World Trade Center attack in New York City, thousands of courageous young people across the country signed-up to join the U.S. military to fight. That's what we need today in Christianity! We need thousands of believers, young and old, to sign-up in God's army to be a soldier of Jesus Christ (2nd Timothy 2:1-4). We are at war with the Devil (2nd Corinthians 4:3-4; Ephesians 6:10-13). Jesus is precious!!!

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